Zero waste isn't just for hippies anymore
June 6, 2017 - 11:47am
Jordan Downs redevelopment: Construction finally starts on ‘beautiful new’ apartments
June 6, 2017 - 10:04am
To the beat of the the David Starr Jordan High School drum line, city leaders and developers plunged shovels into dirt off 99th and Laurel in Watts on Monday afternoon, ceremoniously marking the start of construction to rebuild Jordan Downs. To read the entire LA.Curbed.com article click here.
Rams, Chargers reach out to LGBTQ community with sponsorship of Venice Pride
June 5, 2017 - 10:35am
The Rams and Chargers are in a so-called “Fight for L.A.,” a competition that includes wooing — and accepting — new fans from all parts of Southern California’s diverse population. Both franchises have reached out to the LGBTQ community to help sponsor this weekend’s second annual Venice Pride celebration of diversity. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.
Monstrous tunnel-boring machine makes history at the lowest point in L.A.'s transit system
June 2, 2017 - 12:13pm
Below Walt Disney Concert Hall, down the block from the line forming outside the Broad Museum, sits the deepest point in Los Angeles’ subway system. When it’s completed, the Bunker Hill station will be in a class of its own. At 110 feet below street level, it will be the only station without escalators, instead relying on a bank of elevators to lower passengers to the platform. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.
Pressure mounts for VW to invest in low-income communities
May 31, 2017 - 4:15pm
The California Air Resources Board has asked Volkswagen to do a better job of explaining how the automaker’s plan to spend $200 million to boost the adoption of zero-emission vehicles will benefit lower-income communities. Read full article here.
L.A. County Releases Revised Willowbrook T.O.D. Specific Plan
May 26, 2017 - 9:23am
The past several years have seen numerous improvements to the surroundings of Metro's Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station, best highlighted by the rebirth of the MLK Community Hospital. Los Angeles County is now looking to guide further development around the station through a new specific plan. Read full article here.
Super Bowl in Los Angeles is delayed a year; Inglewood will host in 2022
May 24, 2017 - 9:51am
Call it the Super Bowl Reshuffle. Five days after the Rams announced their Inglewood stadium would be finished in 2020, a year later than the original plan, NFL owners unanimously voted to push the Los Angeles Super Bowl back a year until February 2022. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.
LA 84 – Successful Olympics Demonstrates LA Know How
May 23, 2017 - 11:40am
The notion of “legacy” has been a big part of the Olympic movement over the years. It’s a catch-all phrase that refers to the International Olympic Committee’s oft-stated desire to leave a lasting and positive impact on the cities that spend billions to host its Summer and Winter Games. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.
Ridership climbs, planning efforts lag as Expo Line extension marks first birthday
May 22, 2017 - 5:47pm
How do you judge a new light-rail line? How do you decide if it has succeeded or failed? How do you measure the ways it has changed — or failed to change — a neighborhood? A city? A region? These are questions that Los Angeles County, as it pursues an urban rail expansion as ambitious and expensive as any in American history, is going to be asking itself regularly over the next couple of decades. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.
Apparently Not Everything About The Drought Ending Was Good
May 18, 2017 - 11:07am
The $2.6-billion stadium for the Rams and Chargers in Inglewood, originally scheduled to open in 2019, will be delayed almost a year and is now scheduled to be ready for the start of the 2020 NFL season. Developers, who broke ground on the project in November, blamed the postponement on record rainfall during the “mass excavation phase” of construction. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.